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Outdoor Lighting Topics

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Homeowner Benefits? - These are the potential benefits that a typical homeowner will realize by following the tips or by installing the home-related products that are discussed in this column.

441 - New fiber optics and low-voltage kits make outdoor lighting safe, easy
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 13 low-voltage/fiber optic lighting and brick kit manufacturers showing styles of lights, fixture materials (metal, cast metal, plastic), features, prices, many illustrations of the lights and tips for designing accent lighting for your home and landscaping.
Homeowner Benefits: Easy to install - no electrician, save electricity, better security

471 - Efficient holiday lights and decorations, DIY ornaments
Update Bulletin Description
- List of sources for efficient LED, rope and other holiday lighting products and reflective decorations including, instructions for making several reflective ornament (CD wreath, simulated stained glass, reflective sunburst) designs yourself and efficient holiday decorating tips.
Homeowner Benefits: Save electricty, greater safety, mare attractive decorations

499 - Simple devices and wireless/wired home security systems
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 13 security products/systems (hardwire, wireless, audio/video systems, barking dog alarm, mechanical deadbolt pushbutton combination lock), brief descriptions, illustrations of several products, features and tips for safeguarding your home against burglars.
Homeowner Benefits: Greater security, fire protection, child-safety, create smart house

514 - New solar-powered lights are decorative, easy to install and bright
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of nine manufacturers (30 models) of new high-tech solar-powered accent, motion-sensing security, landscaping lights, emergency street address locators, mailboxes and lanterns showing styles available, max. on-times per night, bulb types used, prices and illustrations of many styles.
Homeowner Benefits: Simple to install, uses no electricity, stylish designs

530 - Motion-sensing security lights for efficient security, accent lighting
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of nine electric and solar motion-sensing light manufacturers (28 models) listing coverage angle, sensitivity range, styles (floodlight, lantern, yard light, entryway, landscape, adapter), bulb types, wattage, delayed off time settings, features, prices, weekly cost to operate chart, security lighting tips and illustrations with descriptions of several models.
Homeowner Benefits: Save electricity, better security, less light pollution

558 - Install efficient, dark-sky complaint security/entertaining outdoor lights
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 14 HID and fiber optic security/entertaining outdoor light manufacturers listing styles, materials (oak, cedar, metal, plastic), bulb types (compact fluorescent, fiber optics, high pressure sodium, metal halide, mercury vapor, quartz halogen), bulb efficiency, features, color quality characteristics, and cost-to-operate chart.
Homeowner Benefits: Increased security, lower electric bills, long-life bulbs, good light quality